We at Benders would like to thank everyone involved with the 2014 Guest Sommelier Night. The 7th annual “Guest Sommelier Night” was once again a great success, raising over $16,000 for the Stark County Hunger Task Force! As always, the generosity of our customers and their willingness to help others in the community is inspiring. We are so pleased to be a part of it.
Our very special thanks go out to the guest sommeliers and volunteers for the Hunger Task Force that made this night possible! Dr. Michael & Tina Linz, Dr. William & Lorraine Murphy, David DePasquale, Dr. Dean & Angie Borth, Dr. David Linz, Julie Mattes and Amy Weisbrod. Their ideas, hard work and enthusiasm were an essential part of this event, and we loved having them be part of the Bender’s Team for an evening! A sincere thanks to local Artist Su Nimon owner of Journey Art gallery for donating her artwork to benefit the Hunger Task Force. We would also like to thank the following for donating wine for our raffle: Dr. Mike & Tina Linz, Mr. David & Lauren DePasquale, Dr. William & Lorraine Murphy, Dr. Dean & Angie Borth, Scott & Karen Fitzpatrick and Jeff & Heather Fisher.
We would also like to extend a special thanks to Michael Barath, who generously donated his time to photograph our event, Julian Christian for his custom Guest Sommelier print and Document Concepts for printing the invitations.
Chef Carl Falcone and his culinary team created a fabulous menu and contributed to the excitement and commitment of preparing for this event. We would also like to thank the service staff for their hard work and dedication. Cheers to everyone! It was a wonderful evening, and we look forward to next year.
—Jerry and Leslie Jacob, Jon and Elizabeth Jacob